Korean J Adult Nurs.  2016 Feb;28(1):106-115. 10.7475/kjan.2016.28.1.106.

Effects of Sleep and Fatigue on Soldiers Health Promoting Behaviors in Korean Army

  • 1College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. smi@snu.ac.kr


This study aimed to investigate sleep, fatigue, and the level of health promoting behaviors in Korean army soldiers. The factors influencing on health promoting behaviors of soldiers were also identified.
A cross-sectional descriptive survey design was used. Data was collected from 269 soldiers in four military units of Korea in July 2015. Verran and Snyder-Halpern Sleep Scale, Fatigue Severity Scale, and Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile- were used.
The health promoting behaviors were significantly different by perceived health status (p<.001) and presence of fatigue (p<.001). There were significant correlations between quality of sleep, fatigue, and health promoting behaviors of the subjects. In a multiple linear regression analysis, the level of health promoting behaviors were lower in the subjects with high level of fatigue (p<.001) and with fair perceived health status (p=.003).
In order to increase health promoting behaviors of soldiers, it takes into account of soldiers' fatigue and perceived health status. Environmental arrangement for soldiers for the break time is needed urgently to decrease their fatigue as well as to improve their sleep quality.

MeSH Terms

Health Status
Life Style
Linear Models
Military Personnel*


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